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THE BUTCHER BOY.

McCabe, Patrick.

ISBN 10: 0880641479 / ISBN 13: 9780880641470
Published by FROMM. NY 1993, 1993
Condition: Fine Hardcover
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First American Edition. SIGNED by Patrick McCabe on a special publisher's adhesive label, which has been laid-in loose. Fine in dj. Author's FIRST novel. Winner of the Irish Times/Aer Lingus Prize.; Signed by Author(s). Bookseller Inventory # 4725

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Title: THE BUTCHER BOY.

Publisher: FROMM. NY 1993

Publication Date: 1993

Binding: Hardcover

Book Condition:Fine

Dust Jacket Condition: Dust Jacket Included

Signed: Signed by Author(s)

Edition: First Edition.

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Telling the strange and sometimes hilarious tale of a deeply disturbed boy, a portrait of a dangerous mind profiles Francie, known in his repressive Irish town as the "Pig Boy," as his bright and love-starved psyche descends into madness

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"I was thinking how right ma was -- Mrs. Nugent all smiles when she met us and how are you getting on Mrs and young Francis are you both well? . . .what she was really saying was: Ah hello Mrs Pig how are you and look Philip do you see what's coming now -- The Pig Family!"

This is a precisely crafted, often lyrical, portrait of the descent into madness of a young killer in small-town Ireland. "Imagine Huck Finn crossed with Charlie Starkweather," said The Washington Post. Short-listed for the Bram Stoker Award and England's prestigious Booker Prize.

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